Chairman DBIR Applaudes Okowa on Prudence in Revenue Allocation

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa WARRI/Nigeria: The ability of the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led administration in Delta State to prudently apply tax payer revenue for overall development has been applauded and identified as one of the key confidence building measures necessary for a robust tax administration in Delta State. Sir Monday Onyeme, Chairman, Delta State Board of Internal Revenue, made this assertion today while playing host to a five-member study group of the Zamfara State Tax Reform Committee who paid him a working visit in his office in Warri. While welcoming the visitors…

Stakeholders Commends Buhari on the Stability of the Presidential Amnesty Programme

President Muhammadu Buhari By Hector Spiff The leading stakeholders captured in the Presidential Amnesty Programme have commended Mr. President for sustaining the programme thus far, adding that the FG’s continued support towards the mandate of the programme has given the ex agitators confidence that their decision to drop their  arms/agitation, embrace dialogue and build a better Niger Delta region, was not a mistake. The ex agitators who noted that the Presidential Amnesty Programme has since its inception brought peace and calm to the Niger Delta Region, explained that some of…

Why Amaechi’s Structure Grows Bigger, Stronger Despite Betrayals, Exit Of Wike, Abe And Aguma

By Eze Chukwuemeka Eze PREAMBLE Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi’s political structure has rather continued to grow bigger and stronger both in Rivers State and Nigeria as a whole over the years despite acts of betrayals once in a while and exit of some key beneficiaries from the group such as Nyesom Wike, Magnus Abe and Igo Aguma. “It has also been observed that in the politics of today, particularly in Rivers State, the trending strategy for one to make it big and gain popularity is to gather a few of Rt.…

OPINION: Acceptance Fee; a Metaphor for Exploitation and Development Collision

Cross Section of Participants at an Education Summit to Mark the International Day of Education 2020, recently (Photo Credit, Ndokwa Reporters) By Jerome-Mario Utomi There was a veiled agreement among participants at a recent gathering in Obiaruku, Delta state, South South, Nigeria,  that as a nation; if achieving a people-purposed leadership forms part of our aim as a nation, if accelerating economic development is our goal, if social and cultural development is our dreams, if promoting peace, support industries and improve energy sector forms our objective, and if we must escape…

AFDB President Calls for New Skills for African Young People

ABIDJAN/Ivory Coast: “Youth must be prepared for the jobs of the future – not the jobs of the past,” African Development President Akinwumi Adesina said on Thursday at the launch of the Bank’s flagship African Economic Outlook. “Given the fast pace of change, driven by the 4th industrial revolution – from artificial intelligence to robotics, machine learning, quantum computing – Africa must invest more in re-directing and re-skilling its labor force, and especially the youth, to effectively participate,” the Bank president said. The African Economic Outlook is an annual report…

President Of Appeal Court Gives Reasons On While Increase Of Number Of Its Divisions As Nigeria Gets 17th Division

Court of Appeal Division, Asaba ASABA/Nigeria: The President, Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, on Monday in Asaba, gave reasons on while there are increase in the number of Court of Appeals Divisions in the country, during inauguration of the 17th Court of Appeal division in Nigeria, with a reaffirmation that justice would always be manifestly seen as done. At the ceremony witnessed by Delta Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, Bulkachuwa said establishing the court in Asaba was in line with efforts of the Judiciary in ensuring access to justice and…